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Perfect Family Night Out - Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker

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The holiday season has arrived.

We all suddenly won’t have the time to get everything done that we hope to.

But, I want to remind everyone to take the time to make memories and spend time with your families.

Last night, we were treated to several of them as we were the guests of The Boston Ballet for opening night of the 2013 Nutcracker.

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My daughter does dance and has told us more than once how hard ballet is, so when you watch what these dancers are able to do on stage it is simply amazing.

My son was not into the idea of going and openly complained about it, but after the show was done he had a smile on his face and enjoyed himself quite a bit more than he expected.

We decided to make night out of it by getting dressed up and going out to dinner before hand. I don’t remember the last time we took a family photo, so I snapped this one before we headed out the door.

Chapman Family Portrait - Dressed up for Boston Ballet's Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit. Everything from the costumes, to the setting and of course the snow puts you in the mood.

We all know the music, but once you’ve seen some of the most elegant humans you’ll ever see on stage dance to it, you’ll be changed.

I saw this for the first time last year and remembering being speechless afterwards. I’m so glad that this year I could share this with the whole family.

Now, that we’ve been, I’m thinking this might turn into a yearly tradition. If you have a chance to see it, I strongly encourage you to do so.

Warning though, you might find yourself humming the tunes and jumping through the air for weeks afterwards. :)

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Performance Photography by Gene Schiavone and used with permission from the Boston Ballet.

 

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